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Nike boycotters miss point of peaceful protest

Nike boycotters miss point of peaceful protest

Lana Heltzel, Executive Copy Editor

September 21, 2018

There’s five pairs of shoes in there, I’m going to let them all burn,” Twitter user AlterAtYeshiva says over a tinny recording of the national anthem as he shoves his Nike sneakers into a fire pit. “Because Nike decided to make Colin Kaepernick their ambassador when he doesn’t share the opinions...

Players kneeling is not a sign of disrespect

Players kneeling is not a sign of disrespect

Shania Lao, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017

“I am not going to stand up and show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” said San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick on Aug. 26, 2016. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.” Kaepernick...

National Football League players take a knee to highlight racial justice in the US

National Football League players take a knee to highlight racial justice in the US

Courtney Cubberley and Lila Karp

October 6, 2017

All eyes were on Colin Kaepernick as he took a knee during the national anthem at a 2016 preseason game. Kaepernick, then the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, chose to take a knee in order to highlight racial injustice and police brutality against African-Americans in the U.S. Now, in the middle of...

Guilford College News in Brief

Guilford College News in Brief

October 6, 2017

NFL Controversy Campus Discussion On Thursday, Sept. 28, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Brothers Doing Positive hosted a campus dialogue centered around the recent NFL controversy. The event was planned in light of the many NFL players, coaches and executives taking a knee during...

Staff Editorial: Americans should have the right to protest

Staff Editorial: Americans should have the right to protest

September 29, 2017

Last Friday, the president of the United States demanded that citizens boycott the NFL for allowing players to exercise their First Amendment rights, within the guidelines of law, without harming anyone. It’s troubling that President Donald Trump was so quick to condemn the hundreds of NFL players...